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Disparities, dualities, dialectics, and the divided self
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Disparities, dualities, dialectics, and the divided self

Philosophical trickster, Slovenian Communist, Slavoj Žižek has produced another book – “Disparities”. In this, as usual, he goes over old ground.   Steve Latham   As in his earlier book, “Parallax”, Žižek advances the dialectical theory, that complementaries reveal truth.” Actuality embraces paradox, a view from many directions and perspectives. […]

Journey in space and time
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Journey in space and time

There comes a time when the balance of the generations shifts. From our parents taking care of us, we begin to care for them.   Steve Latham   My father has developed severe arthritis in both his knees, and can walk only with great difficulty, and great pain, across the […]

Trump, Trump, Trump
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Trump, Trump, Trump

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk And said goodbye to the circus Off she went with a trumpety-trump Trump, trump, trump.   This children’s song has come back to my mind recently. And don’t many of us wish we could just ‘say goodbye’, as we contemplate the advancing Presidency of […]

Expressing feelings
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Expressing feelings

Abstract expressionism is the latest artistic style to benefit from a major retrospective, in the current show at London’s Royal Academy of Arts.   Steve Latham   Displaying a variety of, very different, approaches, Abstract Expressionism was that post-war, US internationalist style, which was incorporated into the Cold War ideological […]

Customer complaints
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Customer complaints

Recently, we bought a new microwave cooker from a well-known British high street store. I am being deliberately coy about which one, because I don’t know how libel laws work!   Steve Latham   We moved house this summer, and wanted to replace our old rusty model, with something new, […]